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Installing a Hood Scoop?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by hnmorris4, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Dec 19, 2009 at 1:35 PM
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    hnmorris4

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    Has anyone added a hood scoop to their truck? I really love the newer models with this feature. I've looked into getting a scoop and adding it to my hood. From what I've seen, the scoop is relatively cheap (<$20). My questions is, how would I go about obtaining paint that would match my truck? Does anyone know how much the paint would cost? This is about the only way I'm going to get a vehicle with a hood scoop for a while...
     
  2. Dec 19, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    like this?

    I have a friend the owns a shop to it for me.

    the skeleton actually lined up ok ( you need it to bolt the scoop insert down)

    here are some progress pics

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    you also need the 05+ windsheild washer nozzles since they are different

    Justin
     
  3. Dec 19, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    Wow VERY nice! I was thinking more along the lines of the scoops that come with the tape to install them. I know I can't afford what you've done and what I'm thinking of certainly won't look as good as yours. Will scoops even stay on if they're taped down? I'm just looking into this as a CHEAP mod, but something that will look nice too.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    That looks good!
     
  5. Dec 19, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    Not too many taco owners use the 3m tape on scoops. There accualy was a guy on here a few months ago that sold scoops you stick on but we bashed him and he finally left. Ahh I can just feel the love lol

    http://autopartscorp.com/product.php?productid=316842

    This might not look too bad with the correct paint and all. I hope this helps some
     
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    stick on scoop? say it aint so. but its your truck
     
  7. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:03 PM
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    I had a glasswork Unlimited hood on it ( thats my old truck I sold over 3 years ago).

    the latch on the glassworks hood broke and the hood came up at 55 mph :(

    I loved the hood pictured above, but it was not a "cheap" mod

    Justin
     
  8. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:07 PM
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    Hey Rick, you give me the money and I'll get a nice one installed! lol I'm just curious if anyone out there has used the 3M tape and what it looks like. No doubt, it's probably not going to look freakin' awesome, but it's an idea... I've seen these scoops on E-bay for practically nothing and if I could do all the work, it would be a really cheap mod.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:16 PM
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    ok. how much do you need?
     
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    Damn that hood is sick...I like it on the 1st gens alot...it adds so much character
     
  11. Dec 19, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    Stick on or no-stick on, it's still a non-functional scoop. In my mind, this is like arguing about stupid or stupider.
     
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    Well...keep on thinkin that :laugh:
     
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    That's totally true,lol. :p That's about like a lot of the things people do to their vehicles...just for looks.
     
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    Fake non-functioning hood scoops are bad enough, but a stick-on fake non-functioning scoop is taking it to a new level! I put them right up there with the fake stick-on air vents. I read on another forum where a guy decided to make his own fog lights... He cut the bottom of coffee cans into circles the size of his light housing and painted them yellow.:eek:
     
  17. Dec 19, 2009 at 5:03 PM
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    Hey a clip on tie gets the job done! hahaha. sometimes things just look good and people want the looks and dont care to much about the functionality. the scoop just makes the truck look better if you ask me. it wasnt put on there to function in the first place.
     
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    The more i see the 'non-functional' scoop from the front, the more it reminds me of looking at someone with a really cartoonish set of false teeth. It seems like they could have done a better job with the 'opening'.

    Whatever floats your boat i guess.
     
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    The owner thinks it looks good. Doesn't do much, but it wasn't meant to...
     
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    If we did everything for function, we would all be running black steel wheels too? why would you shop for nice looking wheels or opt for alloys on a truck? ;)

    I never really understood this kind of opinion. I understand the thought with the 3 foot wings people put on their hatcbacks and the huge grape fruit shooter mufflers, but a little aesthetics are a nice things when done right.

    but I am not a fan of stick on stuff either, but to each their own,

    happy modding

    Justin
     
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